Pilot Programme Ireland

The purpose of the Framework pilot is to adapt the Design Assistance programme to the Irish context.

The process will be guided by the AIA Centre for Communities by Design. The pilot will follow the AIA programme stages.

Step 1


We put out a call for a group of people who wanted to regenerate their area. We looked for a group who had already taken steps to address local issues and so were able to articulate obstacles faced. Interested groups were invited to fill out the submission form . In Autumn 2016 we accepted an invitation from Dublin Town to run the Pilot in the Dublin 1 retail and residential quarter under the project name ReImagine Dublin One.

Step 2


We’re working with the community group to prepare for a public workshop in March 2017. We’re gathering relevant information about the area including past, present and future plans; we’re building a contact list of stakeholders; we’re assembling an interdisciplinary team of local expert volunteers. If you want to take part contact us.

Step 3

Public Workshop

We’ll help the community host a public workshop, invite stakeholders and publicise the event. An AIA team will lead the workshop, with input from the local experts. We’ll publish the team’s recommendations.
The public workshop is on 10th to 13th March 2017. All welcome, see here for more information!

Step 4


We’ll help the community group form a project team to implement the workshop recommendations. We’ll monitor progress, review the project one year later and post information on this website.

Step 5


We’ll review how the pilot project went, decide whether to continue with the programme and whether we need to make changes.